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Writings Series 1. 1927-2006 bulk

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains Bartron's writings, both published and unpublished. The bulk of the series consists of poems, including published volumes, manuscript compilations, and a small number of individual poems found loose. The majority of poems explore Bartron's Roman Catholic faith and his homosexuality (Bartron published his erotic poetry using the pseudonym "Henri de Boise"). The religious writings consist primarily of liturgical materials composed by Bartron for the Los Angeles chapter of Dignity/USA. The autobiographical materials include email reminiscences-the originals titled Toilet Book, the transcript titled Personal Memoir-addressed to Bartron's youngest child, Carol; transcripts of interviews Bartron gave as part of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's Oral History Project; and (nominally fictional) short stories. Bartron attempted in the mid-1980s to sell his American Civil War novel, Drummer Boy (not published until 2004), as a film script, and the file contains an extensive synopsis used to "shop" the story to Hollywood studios. The other writings consist largely of poems sent to Bartron by other people.
Box 11, Folder 1

Agreements 1982-1983

 

Autobiographical 1981-2004

Box 1, Folder 1

Personal Memoir 2000

Box 1, Folder 2

Toilet Book or Oral History: An Autobiography 2000

 

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Oral History Project 2003-2004

Box 1, Folder 3

Coming of Age, Chapter 1 2003

Box 1, Folder 4

Digests 1-2 2003

Box 1, Folder 5

Digests 3-4 2003

Box 1, Folder 6

Stories to Tell 2004

Box 11, Folder 26-28

Oral history 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 7-8

Short Stories 1981-2000

 

Drummer Boy 1985-1993

Box 6

Drummer Boy, book 2004

Box 1, Folder 9

Administrative records 1985-1993

Box 11, Folder 11

Administrative records and publicity material 1996-2001

Box 11, Folder 31

Annotated photocopies circa 2004

Box 11, Folder 12

Book sales and book donations circa 2005

Box 11, Folder 13

Condensation and plot summary circa 2004-2006

Box 11, Folder 14-18

Correspondence, royalties, and other financial records 1996-2006

Box 11, Folder 19

Library donations 2006-2007

Box 11, Folder 2-10

Screenplay 1983, 1987

Scope and Contents

3 manuscript copies.
Box 11, Folder 20

Vantage Press, Inc. correspondence and administrative records 2003-2006

 

Poetry 1927, 1968-2006

Box 2, Folder 1

Index of Poems 1997-2003

 

Published Collections 1969-1997

Box 2, Folder 2

Contemporary Words in Sound 1969

Box 6

Poems of Protest 1970

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 11, Folder 22

Poems of Protest notes circa 1970

Box 2, Folder 3

Three Narrative Poems 1996

Box 2, Folder 4

Dame Nature; The Four Seasons 1997

Box 2, Folder 5-8 ; 7, Folder 1-7 (Oversize) ; 8 : 1-4 (Oversize)

Manuscript Collections 1927, 1968-2006

Box 7, Folder 1-5 (Oversize)

Poems 1927, 1968-2003

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 7, Folder 6-7 (Oversize) ; 8, Folder 1-2 (Oversize)

Sacred and Devotional Poetry 1989-2004

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 8, Folder 3 (Oversize)

Poems 1997-2002

Box 8, Folder 4 (Oversize)

Poems 2000-2006

Box 2, Folder 5

Collected Poems. Retrospective of Poems Published in Various Anthologies by the National Library of Poetry 1995-2005

Box 2, Folder 6

Poems on Sexuality 1998-2003

Box 2, Folder 7

Poems Published in the Beachwood Voice 2002-2006

Box 2, Folder 8

Poems 1996-2004

Box 2, Folder 9-15

Individual Poems 1992-2005

Box 2, Folder 9

Black Diamond 2003-2005

Box 2, Folder 10

My Middle Years 2000-2002

Box 2, Folder 11

Objectively Disordered 1998-2003

Box 2, Folder 12

Psalm of Love 2000

Box 2, Folder 13

Reconstruction Suite 1992

Box 2, Folder 14

Seven Last Words of Jesus 2002

Box 2, Folder 15

What Do I See? no date

Box 2, Folder 16-17 ; 3, Folder 1

Henri de Boise 1998-1996

Box 2, Folder 16

Octette; Eight Sexually Oriented Poems 1988

Box 11, Folder 21

Octette, poetry book originals 2005

Box 2, Folder 17 ; 3, Folder 1

Quite Another Place; Erotic Homosexual Fantasies in Verse 1996

Physical Description: 4th edition.
Box 11, Folder 23

Manuscript circa 2005

Box 3, Folder 1

Manuscript facsimile May 1996

Box 11, Folder 24

Master copy circa 2005

Box 2, Folder 17

Print copy 1996

 

Religious Writings 1988-2003

Box 3, Folder 2

Being Gay in My Day. Dignity Angelus 1998

Box 3, Folder 3

Blessings no date

Box 3, Folder 4

Dignity Creed 1993

Box 3, Folder 5

Evening Prayer & Patristic Readings for the Five Wednesdays of Lent. Dignity/Los Angeles 1992

Box 3, Folder 6

Exultet no date

Box 3, Folder 7

Gift of the Magi--Revisited 1995

Box 3, Folder 8

Litany of Our Lady of Dignity. Dignity/Los Angeles 2002

Box 3, Folder 9

Marian Devotion for La Familia Guadalupena no date

Box 3, Folder 10

Meditations for the Traditional Hours of Prayer, Used for Centuries by Members of the Secular Franciscan Order no date

Box 3, Folder 11

Morning Prayer no date

Box 3, Folder 12

Noonday Prayer. Adopted for Optional use by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' Ministry with lesbian & Gay Catholics (MLGC) no date

Box 3, Folder 13

Room at the Table 2003

Box 11, Folder 25

St. Solicita brochure circa 1988

Box 3, Folder 14

St. Solicita. Brochure, Dignity Hymn, Litany, Novena 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 15

Sonnet for the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19th 2003

Box 3, Folder 16

Way of the Cross; Tradition, Catholic Devotion for Lent. Dignity/Los Angeles 1994

 

Other Writings circa 1990-2005

Box 3, Folder 18

Frog & the Scorpion (fable) no date

Box 3, Folder 19

Ingenious Proposal (speech) no date

 

Senior Moments 2002-2005

Box 3, Folder 20

2002

Box 3, Folder 21

2003

Box 3, Folder 22

2004

Box 3, Folder 23

2005

 

Writings by Others 1968-2005

Box 3, Folder 24

Writings by Others 1968-2004

Box 4, Folder 1

Hurd, Derrick Harrison 2002-2003

Box 4, Folder 2

Vos, Wesley & Tom 2004-2005

 

Personal Series 2. 1946-2005

Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains materials relating to Bartron's life outside his writings. The calendars, day minders and pocket planners document his daily activities. The files contain information on his career as a pantomimist (as well as information on other mimes); his acting roles in film and television; his involvement with the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament, in Hollywood, Dignity/USA, and the Knights of Columbus; his activities as an advocate for housing for GLBT seniors; and his various social activities. The series also includes a small file of correspondence; diplomas, certificates and awards; several photocopies of articles on family and friends; and a folder of drawings, possibly for a children's book, by Bartron's daughter, Liz Pittenger.
Box 4, Folder 3

Acting (Film & Television) 1980-1988

Box 11, Folder 29

Beachwood Voice 2006

 

Calendars, Day Minders & Pocket Planners 1978-2005

Box 5, Folder 1-4

Calendars 1990-2005

Box 6

Day Minders 2001-2005

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 6

Pocket Planners 1978-1989, 1997

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence 1995-2004

Box 4, Folder 5

Diplomas, Certificates, Awards 1967-2006

Box 4, Folder 6

Family & Friends 2000-2004

Box 11, Folder 30

Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing postcard undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Knights of Columbus 2001-2004

Box 4, Folder 8

Pantomime 1946-2004

Box 4, Folder 9

Pittenger, Liz 1996-1997

Box 6

Prophecies of the Passion [video recording] 2005

Physical Description: 1 DVD.
 

Roman Catholic Materials 1997-2005

Box 4, Folder 10

Bartron, Harry 1999-2003

Box 4, Folder 11

Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood (Calif.) 1998-2004

Box 4, Folder 12

Dignity 1998-2005

Box 4, Folder 13

Miscellaneous 1997-2004

Box 4, Folder 14

Senior Housing 1994-2003

Box 4, Folder 15

Social Activities 1992-2004

 

Photographs Series 3. 1946-2005

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs of Bartron, his family, and friends. The personal photographs consist primarily of 8 x 10-inch formal photographs of Bartron, and photographs of him dressed and performing as a mime. The photographs of family and friends include Bartron's son, Stephen, Vladimyr Golovin, and actors Sidney Feldman, Hal Holbrook and Alan Koss. Box 10 contains snapshops of Bartron, his family and friends; to help identify members of Bartron's family, a list of his descendants, prepared by ONE Archives staff, is included.
Box 9, Folder 1

Personal 1946-2003

Box 9, Folder 2

Family & Friends circa 1950-1990

Box 9, Folder 3

Photographic negative no date

Box 10

Photographs of Harry Bartron, family & friends circa 1975-2005

 

Graphics Series 4. circa 1988

Physical Description: 1 print.

Series Scope and Contents

This series consists of a single item, a framed color print of an icon, by Robert Lentz, of "St. Solicita", the name given by the Los Angeles chapter of Dignity/USA to the Canaanite woman referred to in Matthew 15:21-28, and "adopted" by the chapter as its patron saint.
Item 12

Icon of St. Solicita, by Robert Lentz circa 1988

Physical Description: 1 print ; 17 x 14 inches (framed) ; color.
Box 3, Folder 17

You Can Be A Bird, But You Can't Fly. Dignity/USA Convention 1997